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first lady michelle obama making a plea on behalf of mothers everywhere. her call for justice for the hundreds of kidnapped nijan school girls. [ gunfire ] and the crisis in ukraine - deadly violence in eastern parts of the country, just as it perhaps to vote on ses eggs.
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too close for comfort - a commercial jet nearly collides with a drone. >> i put in so many applications. the difficult job of trying to find work in a tough economy. >> what happened in nigeria was not an isolated incident. it is a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions. >> that's first lady michelle obama demanding justice for the hundreds of missing school girls. good morning to you and welcome to al jazeera america. live from new york city, i'm morgan radford. the first lady delivered the presidential address in place of president obama and used the opportunity to condemn the kidnappings by boko haram. it started as a mother's day tribute but transitioned to an abduction sparking international outrage. >> my husband and i are outraged
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and heart broken over the kidnapping of more than 200 nigan girls from a school dormitory in the middle of the night. this unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group. ground men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls. i want you to know that barak directed our government to do everything possible to support the nigerian government's efforts to find the girls and bring them home. >> earlier this week she tweeted this photo of herself campaigning for their release. president obama has been critical of the kidnapping calling it heart-breaking and outrageous. we have more from abuja. >> authorities have been tight lipped about the ongoing search and rescue operations, saying they will not provide running commentary on the ongoing operations. the military did break silence
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to defend its conduct saying it did not have advanced warning defending essentially its troops, saying they did everything they can to push back the attack. they were ambushed in a rugged and difficult terrain. there are teams on the ground. efforts have border guard on high alert. there have been presumeses and suggestions that the girls were split up into smaller groups taken across the border, perhaps into cameroon, chad or the nijer. on friday president goodluck jonathan said he does not believe that is the case and that the girls are still inside nigeria. all sides have been keen on emphasising that it is the nijian military, troops. they are the ones taking the lead on the ground in borno states, and in confronting boko haram. washington made it clear that it is not sending troops.
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they are sending teams of technical experts. we understand that both the teams stand by the united states and the u.k. who arrived here on friday, including military personal, law enforcement personnel. skilled statistically in the area of intelligence gathering. >> coming up in our next half hour, we'll discuss how the kidnapping is effecting other young girls and why some say that is what boko haram wants. >> secretary of state john kerry is welcoming the news of a peace agreement between rival leaders in south sudan. p.m. salva kiir and riek machar agreed to a cease fire during talks in ethiopia on friday. the deal calls for a truce and the creation of a transitional government. both sides agreed to a cease fire in january. that deal fell apart. thousands of people have been killed during five month of fighting in over a million have been forced to flee their homes.
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kerry called the deal a breakthrough. more clashes erupting in eastern ukraine as cities gear up for the independence referendum. health officials say seven were killed in clashes between separatists and deposit forces on friday. kiev says its military killed pro-russian rebels and five of its men were killed. the russian president visited crimea yesterday. he used the anniversary of the victory over nazi germany to assert his country's right to take crimea back from ukraine. pro-russian separatists moved forward declaring themselves independent, despite vladimir putin's call to postpone the vote. paul brennan had more. >> reporter: we had a news conference with the chairman. donetsk people's republic commission. he set out the preparations made for sunday's poll and set out
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the ambitions for the poll. and they are ambitions. he said that a yes vote would not automatically mean that the east of ukraine runs into the open arms of russia and wouldn't mean independence. it would mean that the people's committee has been set up. it believes it will give them a mandate for reform. it said that a yes vote would mean a global recognition, independence movement or separatist movement, legality in the eyes of the rest of them. it's unrealistic of him to say that. as we know governments from kiev, all the way west to europe and washington described it as illegal and not binding. there is going to be a vote that despite the efforts of vladimir putin to distance himself from the vote earlier in week, he'll have a significant bloody back
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drop. event have inflamed passengers here. 20 people are said to be dead according to the kiev interior ministry. the sentiment there and pro-russians are raging. with the event in odessa, nearly 40 died among the pro-russian side. you can see that the feel is at fever pitch. the election will go ahead. a yes vote is expected. it's anybody's guess as to where it will lead in the days to some. >> paul brennan reporting from ukraine the u.s. confirmed this morning that the two u.s. embassy workers killed who men who tried to kidnap them. the snend happened two weeks ago. according to the "new york times", the state department said the pair is no longer in the country and they were whisked away.
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violence continues, this time close the president's doorstep. >> reporter: gunmen opened fire at a military checkpoint near the president's palace. then they attacked the intelligence headquarters. reports say that four soldiers and three government were killed. at the same time security forces said they intercepted a car packed with explosives on its way to the capital. blocking most of the roads in the capital. deploying police men and soldiers to control the situation. concerned that al-qaeda may take the battles to the heart of the capital. the minister of defence was on hisway to tour areas this the -- his way to tour areas that the army captured. this is an indicator that al qaeda, although they lost significant areas, they have the know how, the intelligence and
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mann power to launch spectacular attacks against security forces. >> the state department closed the embassy in senna on wednesday. a search for two missing new jersey boys ended after being found in south carolina. the boys were ab ducted from school by their father, hours after their mother was found stabbed to death. once found they were taken to a relatives home in south carolina, and the father, john jordan was arrested near that home. an amber alert for the boys was cancelled this morning. joining forces after fighting the knights templar cartel, mexico plans to legalize vigilante forces. it is the deadline for vigilante groups to join police or return to normal lives. adam raney joined the search in western mexico. >> hours before dawn vigilantes
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load up and fuel up. one of the last. an 18-hour journey takeses from the foothills into the rugged hearts of the knights templar. a cartel that has been on the run or hiding out in the months since vigilantes and police worked together. the first sign of trouble. radio chatter from cartel look outs. the foot soldiers - some barely 18 are sure they've been spotted. their leader says despite the danger they must keep up the fight. >> we don't want the knights templar to regroup. if they do. they'll throw children occupant. >> at a one time camp for the cartel the leader meets the top authority, who is munting. the police rely on the vij landies knowledge. they spend the day looking for
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clues on each stop the trail is cold, a sign that the pray is a step ahead of them. their search is anything but stealthy of the towards the end of the day a telling moment. they come upon a group of vigilantes with weapons drawn. they suspect them of being cartel members. suspicions are common, hard to prove. no shot was fired. the police commander diffuses the crisis and wants to make clear who is in charge. >> translation: if any of you search houses without permission, i'll [ bleep ] you up. if any of you step out of line i'll [ bleep ] you up too. >> minutes later more radio chatter. cartel members speak about their position. there are trucks behind the convoy. a dangerous moment as they head back to the camp. do they proceed or wait to join
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an ambush. with camp 20 minutes down the road, they have one choice - head home. >> reporter: we made it back to the police camp at the bottom of the valley in the mountains, there are 70 armed police officers here, despite being hattered on the way back to camp. safe perhaps, but still without their man. government officials plan to go town by town to organise and recruit new forces, hoping to dismantle the vigilante groups. close fall, the f.a.a. revealing details about a near collision between a commercial jet and unmanned drone. a small remotely piloted aircraft almost hit an airline's plane in march. it happened as the plane made its approach.
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>> the u.s. aircraft pilot thought he had collided because it was so close. no damage was found. >> investigators don't know if the aircraft was civilian or government owned. the f.a.a. released a statement saying they were working hard to make a safe work space for jones and aircraft to operate. a hot air balloon catches nir in central virginia, where a pilot and two passengers were on board after it caught fire. there has been no sign. police plan to search for the wreckage through the fight. efforts were complicated. speaking of wild weather meteorologist eboni deon joins us. >> it will be a directions hearingy day. we are dealing with moisture, streaming up from the golf of mexico, a cold front making its
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way eastward. web specting to see more -- we are expecting to see more storms. the first front pushing to the east. there are showers and the chance for thunderstorm activity. severe weather stays into the heartland towards the even. the next storm system moves in. rain continues coming in over areas in rain. along the golf coast, flood warnings and watches have been prompted across the area. there has been a number of my water rescues. you want to be careful getting out along the roads. it will be tough. if you find water don't turn around. look at the clean. that is the rain, in the yellow,
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where we expect to see the strong to severe storms. martin st. louis keep an eye to the sky. >> back to you. thailand - a showdown between pro and anti-government activists. supporters of the ousted prime minister yingluck shinawatra take to the streets a day after opponents threaten a coup. veronica pedrosa brings us the latest from bangkok. >> it's as if the players in this political drama played out in thailand are pausing for breath, after the torrent of events that took place over the last few days. what we have seen is the ouster of the former prime minister yingluck shinawatra, followed by her case september to the senate for impeachment. by the national anticorruption commission. then we saw thousands of people on the streets in another, what they call push to oust the
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remaining elements of the yingluck shinawatra government. then they say that they want the senate and supreme court and other government agencies to put in place an unelected government. and institute reforms before elections are held in july. later on saturday, mass demonstrations will be held by the opposing side of the thai political landscape. the red shirts, pro yingluck shinawatra. they want their vote to count. they are saying that these anti-government demonstrators are stealing their democratic rights from them. the people that they elected, they want to see are in power. it is a drama that may well lead to more conflict, in a situation that has seen more than 20 killed. mad at mccain, angry relatives confront senator john
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melbourning cane about veteran hospitals. some say the system is broken. the senator's seconds and what he plans to do about it. >> it was the day to day of being ridiculed by my peers. they call us the aids kids. >> one state's efforts to battle h.i.v. why the battle to fight the disease is personnel to one native son. recalls on the road - why you should check your rental car twice before leaving the lot. the view from high above - if you have the stomach for it.
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a high school prank turned tout be no laughing matter. five students in ohio facing vandalism after cutting down 20 trees surrounding their kansas. two students caught in the act by a surveillance camera, parts of a senior prank. they could be suspended or
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expelled from school. prosecutors are expected to make a decision on criminal charges coming monday. good morning to you. welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford. senator john mccain taking heat for a tailure. first the temperatures with meteorologist eboni deon. >> a nice warm-up in store over the eastern last of the u.s., including minneapolis. we'll see numbers soaring. highs of 70, 70 into denver, and we'll get in on a few lower 80s. over the next few days many areas along the west coast will fill the heat. for now, it's across interior sections, going up to 93 in phoenix. los angeles 71. over the next five days, look at the increase in our temperatures. by monday, closer to 90, getting in to the low or mid 90s, tuesday into wednesday. it will not be the case together
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as temperatures take a dive around the denver area. we are expecting to see low temperatures dropping to the upper 20s, and there's a storm system approaching, bringing snow levels down. we'll watch for the snow to pile up around denver as we two from rain to storms to mild temperatures. by the time we get to the end of the weekend denver 39 degrees. a 30 degree temperature drop is expected. the heat will build, wrapping up the weekend on mother's day. lots of sunshine. veterans in arizona took their complaints to senator john mccain. at a forum in phoenix on friday the senator heard from veterans and family members about problems with health care and hospitals. >> the thing is it took months for them to see him. months. they wouldn't call us back. >> for his part john mccain told
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the crowd arizona was not alone and reports of va problems are surfacing nationwide. >> throughout the va system, at least in a number of other facilities we are hearing reports of atlanta, colorado, california - a number of other va facilities where the same kind of scandalous procedures are pursued. >> john mccain said there's no doubt the system was broken and vowed to get answers after three executives in the veterans hospital in phoenix were placed on administrative lead during a corruption probe. this week an audit of access to care at va medical centres was ordered. the centres for disease control shows that the hiv aid control is hitting the country hard. as robert ray shows us the
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situation is dire in mississippi. >> good morning, i'm dot. >> cedric was diagnosed with aides nearly 10 years ago. >> i almost died because i ignored it. >> today he is on a mission to stop the spread of h.i.v. in his home state. >> if they were to actually get educated more about the disease, you know, how it works, how the medication works, that would kind of help. >> approximately 10,000 people are living with h.i.v. >> intravenous drug use is a factor in contracting the disease. gay african american males suffered from high rates of h.i.v. and aides. that, according to docs, who calls the situation a crisis. the rates among african american men is astounding. the disease tracks along with
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poverty. not having access to education, communities, employment and health care. >> southern states are leading the country in new cases since 2011. the number diagnosed with aids is highest in the south, at 15,85 diagnosis. they lead the nation in diagnosis with h.i.v., 13 to 24. that's according to a report by the u.s. centres for disease control and prershes. >> there may be more men out there that had the disease, but are afraid to get tested. >> newly elected mayor and pastor lost a sister to h.i.v. aids and is working to educate his city. >> more my baby sister and myself, it was day to day of being ridiculed by our peers and they called us the aids kids.
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>> he is actively campaigning for better access to care and federal support for an outright epidemic in mississippi. >> whether it's education or reforms in education, health disparity, racial inequity. aids and h.i.v. is no different. >> this aids patient could not agree more with the mayor. >> we have to look at the attitude that people have, especially against homosexuality in the state of mississippi. alongside advocates the state health department is offering free h.i.v. testing and support programs, with the hope that if more people are tested it will slow the rate of infection. an extreme challenge, a state with little resources and the highest rate of poverty in america. the c d.c. attributes aids rates to levels of
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incarceration, h.i.v. infection and poverty. coming up, education brought to a stand still. >> i feel sad when i feel my mates going to school, and i am not. >> girls in nigeria afraid to go to school after the kidnapping of boko haram. >> millennials struggling to find work. why the tougheston may be moving back home with parents. plus, migrant women in america controlling their own
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destinies. good morning to you. welcome back to al jazeera. i'm morgan radford. coming up in the half hour, the newest tourist attraction in america that is not for the faint of heart. check it out. the top stories - in
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thailand a showdown between pro and anti-government activists. supporters of ousted prime minister yingluck shinawatra take to the streets a day after opponents threaten a coup. yingluck shinawatra was ousted in a controversial court ruling. >> what happened in nigeria was not an isolated incident. it is a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions first lady michelle obama making a plea for justice on behalf of hundreds of missing school girls in nigeria. the fear of another boko haram attack is keeping parents up at night, worried their kids could be ab ducted like the hundreds stolen from their classrooms. parents say they will not allow their kids to go to mainstream schools. we have a report on the cost of coping those kids safe. a mother of four lost her husband to boko haram a few years ago. she dreamt of her children
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becoming doctors and lawyers, but boko haram attacks on schools forced her to change her mind. >> i want them to go to conventional schools, but abduction made me re think. i pulled them out, and put them in a koranic school. it's painful what the mothers are going flow. >> her youngest daughter said it was a painful decision. >> translation: i feel sad when i see my mates going school and i am not. to be honest i'm afraid of what is happening in schools, but at least i go to a koranic cool. >> stories echo throughout the season why sending those to school is proving a struggle. evidence that boko haram's threats and attacks threaten enrol. dozens of schools have been destroyed and academic activities disrupted. >> reporter: schools in the state are closed, except for students taking final exams.
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they were hardly shut. parents say the action was wrong and giving in to boko haram's threats will have serious consequences. >> they don't want anyone to go to school. particularly women. we cannot train our women or daughters to become engineers, doctors, lawyers, whatever. it means or society is doomed. >> despite promises to secure schools, attacks and killings continue with a significant impact on school enrolment and pupil numbers. more than 10.5 million children are out of the education system. many face a stark talks, with the attacks in the north - child safety or education. boko haram wants to shut down government-run schools and create an islamic state. clashes in eastern ukraine
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as several cities gear up for the referendum on sunday. several were killed in clashes between trial datists on friday. five men were killed. this as russian president vladimir putin visited crimea and used the anniversary of russia's victory over nazi germany to assert his country's right to take the country back. >> joining us to discuss the impact of the referendum vote is jim walsh, research associate live from watertown massachusetts. good morning to you. pro-russian separatists decide o red to go ahead with a referendum tomorrow. where does it leave vladimir putin. vladimir putin has some leverage. he's asked the pro-russian
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people on the ground, people that took offer the police stations, school buildings, to pause, not continue. if they do continue he can say it's not my fault. they were passionate about if. he has plausible deny ability. if there is some sort of res lougs to this, he can take credit for it. if things happen on the ground he can say it's not my fault. >> it's interesting. the plausible deny ability and hands-off approach. it seems like russia only has formalized the annexation of crimea. will the referendum be legitimate. >> i don't think so. whatever vladimir putin says, the reality is that the russians on the ground are in control there, in those cities. there may be locals with their ambitious, if it goes forward, i don't think it will have any legitimacy.
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you can't have a vote in the medal of a street barricade, fire fights between police and protesters, it's an unhospitable environment. if you look at the crimean election, the vote 90% voted for cessation. there's no elections except saddam hussein's elections where 90% vote in one direction. we'll have no legitimacy in the eyes of u.k. or europe. >> does that mean it was rigged. >> i think two things, one is rigging, the other is voter suppression. say you want to vote no against the referendum. you have to show up, go to the polls in a hostile atmosphere. i'm willing to predict the ses
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sessionists will win the vote. i predict that. that'll be the outcome. if there was a perfectly fair election, it wouldn't be fair. folks that don't want not ses seed will stay home. they don't want to risk being hurt or fingered. >> speaking of showing up and flexing muscle ukraine condemned vladimir putin for a stricter crimea. what message is he trying to send? >> it's loud and clear. it was as some in the media described it, a victory lap. he was able to go to crimea on an important day in the soviet cal dar and say "i won." in russia, critics of vladimir putin, and there are many, have supported this, supported taking crimea back. it gives them a feeling of national pride. this was his way of thumbing his
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nose at the ukrainians and consolidating domestic reports. >> is this because he told the truth to fall back. what is going on, is it a fake out. >> i think it is a fake out. reconnaissance photography seems to indicate the troops have not pulled back. i have never been a big fan of putin, he's head of a great power and we need to treat it seriously. in the last several months there's virtually nothing he hasn't lied about. we wan evidence before we believe a claim he will make. >> you have called it. looking ahead to ukraine's federal election, do you see it going smoothly, without incident. >> it will be hard to have an election for the same reasons we discussed a minute ago. eastern ukraine - there are people with guns, barricades, violence and death. whether you have a referendum to
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join russia or the presidential election in ukraine, it's hard to have an election under those circumstances. circling back to your question about crimea. with vladimir putin showing up, doing the victory lap. he may enjoy that. it will motivate voters in western ukraine to turn ou. the idea of sticking it in the eye of the ukranian capital it will lead to a turn out of folks wanting to vote in the presidential election. hard to have an election, a free and fair election in eastern ukraine, when there are guns apriled at folks that might be voters. >> thank you for joining us. research associate with mit security studies. joining us from watertown. >> speaking of elections, campaigns in india come to an end. political parties and candidates across the country are trying to
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woo voters in a last-minute pushed. we go to one of the last areas to vote. >> reporter: this holy city is it marking a final day of campaigning in india's 5-week long elections. it's been a mammoth protest, the largest exercise on the planet. 814 eligible voters. double the population of the united states. now, a plethera of political parties are vying for votes. the three parties are opposition djp - their campaign is led by narendra modi, expected to get the most number of seats in india's lower house, and expected to then form collision deals and form india's future government. the results will not be known until may 16th. the other political parties that are vying for votes are the congress party which is leading
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a coalition government. they are facing a wave against it because of corruption and scandals that ministers have been involved in. a dark horse is the common man party, a new party emerging in the last few years led by a former beaurocrat in the indian government. he's been riding on a wave of anticorruption. a phase of voting is expected to take place on monday. results will not be known until may 16. >> many voters have been frustrated by corruption and other scandals. b.j.p. is expected to come out on to in detroit, auto makers recalled 11 million.
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some may never get repaired. it's legal. al jazeera's bisi onile-ere has more. >> reporter: according to a nooems report a number of -- "new york times" report a number of safety groups is pushing for legislation requiring rental car companies to fix recalled vehicles. the businesses don't have to make remares. they are not required to form customers of issues. a number believe a number of deaths and accidents were attributed to the lack of oversight. now, there are two bills pending in congress that would require these businesses, these used car dealerships, as well as the car rental companies, to park these cars and make these repairs as soap as they learn about recalls. over the past couple of months,
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general motors faced heat over the delayed igin my submission switch recall. i had the opportunity to talk to a local nament, and he says because of all the things going on with general motors, that this may force lawmakers to act. >> it's hugely important that there be somebody who is paying attention to this, other than the manufacturers themselves. left to their own devices, our history says that the consumers will not be protected that way. it's not going to happen. it's urgent to someone looking over their shoulders on stuff like this. last year over 20 million vehicles were recalled. there's a big fear that a lot of these vehicles are out here on the road. just today ford motor company and chrysler issued recalls involving 2 million vehicles over safety concerns.
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major rental companies under pressure agreed to support a bill back in 2012 that required mandatory repairs. same-sex couples in arkansas can hear wedding bells. the judge didn't issue a stay, meaning the ruling could go in effect immediately. the state attorney-general plans to appeal to the arkansas supreme court and ask for a stay. 17 states and the district of columbia allow same next marriages. the lawyer who took on california's proposition eight says it's time for gay marriage to be legal. this week's guest on "talk to al jazeera" is akin to the civil rights movement. he told john seigenthaler about the issues surrounding the battle for marriage equality. >> depriving people of marriage equality couldn't help anyone, didn't help heterosexual marriage, my marriage, or the
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fact my gay neighbour can't get married. it was a product of discrimination. it was a product of a belief that people were different based on sexual orientation. because that didn't serve legitimate governmental interest, there was simply no governmental bases, no justification for discriminating based on who could get married and who couldn't. >> you can see "talk to al jazeera" here on al jazeera tonight at 5:00 pm eastern. immigrant women make up half of workers in america. many face abuse on the job. the industry is it essentially upregulate. some are organising for better work. >> this man came to new york from new mexico 16 years ago. like other immigrant women, the sisters found work cleaning houses but faced abuse.
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>> someone says they are going to hire you for $10. when you finish their whole house and ask for the money, they say "no, i'm not going to pay you." stolen wages were not the only risk. others were drugged and used. when she woke up. it was horrible. after that the women on the corner told them not to accept food tore drink from employers. faced with experiences like these. she came here, a converted shipping container behind a strip mall. the city and community groups came together to build a jobs center for day labourers. most joined workers' cop tifs like this in brooklyn. they come here in the hopes of earning higher wages and avoiding abuse of employers. with four others, they run their own business. they have a website and a
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twitter account, customers, no numbers, de tailed contracts. the women work in teams and poll 10% of earnings to make supplies, using organic products using recipes from their own country, they earn twice what they did before. >> i have a job that is it more or less stable. now i don't have to go to the corner. the work comes to me, our secretary sorts out the contracts and we learnt to use the computer. >> it's an idea that is catching on with day labourers. apple echo is one of four cleaners in the area. it's a way to take control of work and lives. >> al jazeera america has been taking a closer look at the immigration debate in "borderland." it had six americans retrace the
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step of mying rants. this week they'll reunite to share stories. you can batch the "borderland" reunion here form night americans between the ages of 18 and 34 are the millennial generation, more educated than any before them. they are deeper in debt and the unemployment rate is nearly double what it was for their parents. melissa chan reports from sacramento on the plight. >> brian has spent the past year looking for a job and had no luck. >> it's been a struggle. i have been looking hard to find a job. i've put in so many applications, getting virtually no responses. >> unemployed with no alternatives, he lives with his mother. >> i felt bad for him. i raised him to be independent. it's hard to do that if you
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can't support yourself. >> my mum is wonderful without her support, i would be homeless. she allowed me to stay here almost rent free. >> they wonder and worry about the full court, hearing the prediction that millennials will do worse than their parents economically. and he heard the complaints that millennials act entitled and spoilt. >> the difficult thing about looking for work is you question yourself as ab individual. >> reporter: parts of the country recovered from a financial crisis. they continue to struggle with an unemployment rate higher than the national average. >> it floats between 8-9% here, and for millennials, those wean the ages of 18 and 31, it's
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worse. 20% have no jobs. 40% live with their parents, according to the latest sensis. >> for example young people are observed with lower wages and higher unemployment rates. even years after the end of the recession. >> for the past two decades, the labour market trended apart from cities like san francisco. the recession made the difference more dramatic and poignant. the upside is young people are a mobile bump. my suggestion is if you are a young person in a city like sacramento. look around, extend the search to a nearby series. consider moving to san francisco. jobs are plentiful and your career will benefit in the long run. >> that is what he decided to
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do, apply for jobs in san francisco. that is when he got the call, finally, for a job interview in customer service. proving there's better luck in the bay area. astronomers flocking to the desert in chile. >> this is my favourite telescope. >> why they say it's perfect for discovering the mysteries of space. plus, the white house goes between. the project that will save 1600 pennsylvania, a whole lot. >> monitoring the risk of weather, parts of the west will see snow. i'll have the details coming up. >> good morning from lower mapp , where we have seen terribly emotional scenes in manhattan, as the unidentified body parts from september 11th, 2001,
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returned to ground zero for the first time in 13 years, the destination the memorial and hughes eem, opened in the appearance of president obama. many of the families are here. they are not happy. the remains are sepp storeys down in a museum that is a floodplain. they will boycott the museum until they end up somewhere more rever engsal. a full report at 8:14. sh
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the white house says it's making a commitment to clean energy, solar panels have been installed on the roof. and more than 300 organizations will join president obama to invest in energy efficiency,
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including apple, zooingle and yar -- google and yahoo!. >> welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford. >> a birds eye look at the windy city. but first the whether with meteorologist eboni deon. we'll see rain and snow from the south-east to new orleans, op and into mobile. take it easy on the roadways, a lot of roads will be covered in water. heading to parts of the midwest, a quiet start. there's plenty of moisture in place. to the north-east we are in with clouds. visibility reduced to less than a mile in spots. the john hancock center wants to get you closer to the chicago skyline. it's unveiling a glass-lined 8-person involvement giving visitors a few from 1,000 feet
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above. look at that. it's hoped the new structure will compete with the skye deck, and that building has a cluster of glasses enclosures jutting out from the 103rd floor. >> astronomers discovered one of the oldest stars, throughout to be 13 billion years old. nick clark reports from chile. >> spectacular and desolate. this is the oldest desert on earth. some get no rain at all. that's why it lures astronomers time and again. >> it's dry and good for astronomy, meaning the stars don't twinkle as much. of course, it's pretty when the stars twinkle but the astronomers don't like it at all. >> it's when the imaginel un mel scopes and others, wait in the
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andes for nightfall. others perched in the desert air. the atakama a focus for yearning to know more about what is out there. >> this is my baby, my favourite telescope. >> tell us about the and discovery. >> we use the telescope several times a year, and were hear early 2013, a year ago, and one of the stars that we were observing turned tout be a second generation star of the june verse. >> mark phillips is the director of the imaginel um observatory and knows the significance. >> we have to understand the chemical revolution of the universe. anna's work is fundamental in understanding how life on earth came about. >> right new it's our star beating down. all is quiet in the living quarters of technicians and visiting astronomers.
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they are greetures of the night. >> the telescope operators prepare to find their targets. above, the constellations continue their relentless march across the sky, full of mystery and unanswered questions. >> can you go to target number 13. >> the telescope hones in on the newly discovered second generation star. the faint light is passed though an expecto graph. >> we have a lot of carbon absorption. a lot of carbon. >> we think that the second generation of stars in the universe formed from the ashes of the first one. that that generation included stars. we have found one of those. that, of course, is absolutely terrific, that we have the tool and the telescopes to fish out
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these fossil records of the early time, and we can study the early chemical and physical conditions of the university. outside the observe industry the raw wonder of the sky at night is compelling. night time shows the milky way sweeping across the sky. in amongst it all, too maintain to be seen here is an old, old star, discovered, taking it close to the beginnings of everything. >> at the end of the first hour, here is what we are following for you. first lady michelle obama steps in for the president. delivering his weekly address to the nation. she's calling for justice on behalf of 270 missing nigerian school girls. pro-russians in ukraine vote on whether to ses seed from
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ukraine. the government and the opposition both agree to stop the violence that has left hundreds of thousands dead. >> i'm morgan radford, back with you in 2.5 minutes when al jazeera america returns.
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my husband and i are outraged and heart broken over the kidnapping of more than 200 nijan girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night. a call for justice from the first lady of the united states. michelle obama making a plea for justice on behalf of the kidnapped school girls in nigeria. plus, a showdown between
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supporters and critics of the government in thailand. the new round of demonstrations as opponents threaten a coup. and looking live in lower manhattan, the struggle to bring closure to the non-families, sparking on emotional battle at ground zero. (♪) and this little girl is skying from a rare disease. her parents say the viral video could be her only hope of finding a cure. that's first lady michelle obama that you once heard demanding justice for the hundreds of missing school girls in nigeria. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford, live from new york. the first lady delivered the weekly address, she used the opportunity to condemn boko haram. the special address started as a
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mother's day tribute. >> this unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education. grown men attempting to snuff out the aspiration of young girls. i want you to know that barak directed our government to do everything possible to find the girls and bring them home. >> the united states security council called the kidnapping a crime against humanity. it is considering sanctions and we are joined from the nigerian capital. we heard from first lady michelle obama. are government officials doing anything differently in the search and rescue effort? >> reporter: we understand that self teams are involved in the
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search and rescue effort on the ground. that the air force has been involved. border guards put on high alert after there has been concerns that the girls had been split to smaller groups and taken across the borders. the new development seen on the ground is the arrival of disagrees taxes of experts from the united states and the kingdom. the emphasis is that these are not going to be boots on the grounds but to address the needs and areas that are lacking when it comes to intelligence gathering, to satellite imagery, investigatio investigations and negotiations. it's important to note this is bigger than addressing the counter kidnapping. moral than just hunting down
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boko haram. >> let's talk about the pressure from the u.n. they plan to slap sanctions on boko haram. do you think it will have an effect on what the group does next? >> it's difficult to see why the efforts are laudable and seen as encouraged by many people locally and internationally. but it's difficult to see how u.n. sanctions could address the situation and how the leader would bother, be effected by such sanctions. he is a reclues ist and elusive man whose communication with group leaders or members are limited. he doesn't seem to have cared for international prishure and in five years of leading the insurgency he hasn't bothered with the pressure.
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for an i can't remember the united states had announce a 7 million bounty for information leading to his whereabouts. and it's difficult to see how the bounty would lead to information in hunting him down. while the efforts are crazed, it's difficult to see how they can change anything on the ground. what is needed is for the nigerian government to come up with an effective strategy, not just in addressing boko haram as a security threat, but a bigger development plan for the three nearby regions that have been repeatedly hit by attacks by boko haram over the past five years. >> thank you so much for being was. the world health organisation will hold an emergency meeting over the deadly mers virus as the death toll rises in saudi arabia.
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another seven skied after contracting middle east respiratory syndrome. more than 130 people have decide from the virus inside saudi arabia over the past two years. clashes erupting in eastern ukraine as several cities gear up for the referendum. health officials say seven were killed in clashes between separatists and government forces on friday. kiev says the military killed many of its rebels, this sass vladimir putin visited crimea and used the anniversary of the taking over from nazi journalists. despite put jips call there will be a vote in the east. >> reporter: we had a news conference with the chairman of the self-proclaimed people's republic commission. he set out the preparations made
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for sunday's poll and set out the ambitions for that poll. they are ambirps. he says that -- ambirns. he said that a yes vote wouldn't mean that east ukraine would run into the open arms of russia, or independence of ukraine. it means that people here, the committee has been set up. it believes they have given them a mandate for reform. a yes vote would mean that it will be global recognise negotiation. giving the independence movement or the separatist movement legality in the eyes of the rest of the globe. i think that's unrealistic of him to say that. as we know, governments from kiev all the way west through europe and washington have described sun's referendum as illegal and not binding. there'll be a vote that despite the effort of putin to distance
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himself, and it will have a significantly bloody back drop. events here on friday inflamed passions. 20 are said to be dead according to the kiev military. the sentiment down there is raging, quite frankly. and with the event in odessa, where nearly 40 people died among the pro-russian sides, you can see that the feeling here is - well, it's at fever pitch. the election will go ahead. a yes vote is expected. really, it's anyone's guess as to where it will lead in the days after that. paul brennan reporting from ukraine hundreds of activists march on the white house in solidarity with anti-government protesters in venezuela. [ chanting ] >>. >> it comes at the same time a bill that calls for a ban on visas and freezing of assets.
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to punish the government for human rights abuses. the united states says it's level to wait for talks between the government and the opposition. >> a showdown between pro and anti-government activists. supporters of yingluck shinawatra take to the streets. the rally coming a day after opponents threatened a coup. they are calling for a nonelected official to be installed by monday. yingluck shinawatra was ousted in a controversial court ruling. joining us is veronica pedrosa, who is live for us. what is the atmosphere like where you are right now in bangkok? i have covered the pro and anti-government demonstrations yesterday and on friday. i was with the anti-government protesters. they feel they have the momentum
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because of the off thor of the government. here, this evening, there's an obviously show of numbers, of strength. every time the party of the sinn fein has competed in elections. they have won handily. i think that is what the people here want to show. it's peaceful, calm, but they are sure that they want to safeguard the democracy and the value of their votes. they want to show they have the majority. >> what is the government doing to diffuse the standoff? >> the government is in a difficult position at the moment. the prime minister was ousted. nine were ousted. there was a cull by the quint government protesters. that's not provided for in the
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constitution, that is a point that people are trying to to put across. it's seep as a lame duck government. no one knows what will replace it. it's a moment of upcertainty and soul searching, over what directions the future will take. >> opponents of the prime minister succeeded, but the fear is that yingluck shinawatra will come back into power. what is the feeling there on the ground among the people behind you. >> if they had a chance to vote. they would. they want the person they voted for to take office. there's a lot of talk of rich-poor divide. that the rich are rich and poor are poor. when you talk to people here.
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they talk about principles like democracy and justice. both sides feel they are in the right and there's little room for compromise. that seems to be the only way forward. for people's streets be counted in elections and for results to stand, that's if you talk to analysts. there are those that fear there'll be n constitutional and democratic moves forwards. there are worries about coups. >> thank you so much for being with us. indiana residents are cleaning up after storms blew through the area, with wind up to 70 miles per hour. the winds tore the roof off of several barns, and ripped apart mobile homes. more than 50,000 lost power, and officials say it could take until monday before the power is
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back for everyone. >> al jazeera's meteorologist eboni deon joins us now with a look at the forecast. >> a number of areas across the state of indiana saw hail upwards to the size of an inch. in some instances heavy rain fall. moisture is in tact. once the boundary moves through we'll get a break. another area of low pressure moving in to the middle of the country where we have a warm air mass, watching for the threat of strong storms. the threat of winds and large hail. isolated tornados can't be ruled out. that includes martin st. louis towards kansas city and oklahoma, outside of the tulsa area. many of the areas are quiet and dry for now, changing as we head to the evening.
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it's the eastern u.s. keep the umbrellas around. travel plans along i-10. it will be a sloppy go. it will come in over the same areas, closing roadways and some areas across mississippi, and on in alabama. new orleans. high water rescues as one to two inches of rain is expected the the problems will be sticking around. behind the system we have drier air in place. we are watching out for the risk of wild fires. red flags have been posted, cop drafted with flash flooding that is expected to continue. here is a look at what we are seeing across the midwest and spotty showers. as we go through the day to day, op into the sunday, big changes mainly across the west were dry along the coastal areas where temperatures heat up. it's where the new storm system will move in interacting with
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the moisture, spelling out snow showers as we head into sunday and monday. >> thousands of pieces of unidentified repains from 9/11 victims are moved this morning from the medical examiners office to a 9/11 museum. the family of the victims are not happy. they say that no one consulted them and many showed up with tape over their mouths protesting the procession. we are joined live from new york city. why are the families concerned about having the remains moved to the museum? >> well, good morning. i don't know whether you have been to lower manhattan on a saturday, but it's very quiet and peaceful here today. fitting that this should happen, a procession of the 8,500 unidentified body parts from september 11, 2001. returning to ground zero for the first time in 13 years. three kaz kets were moved into the site where the new 9/11
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memoriam and museum were opened in front of president obama. these were largely symbolic. i believe there are more remains that fit into the casket. there were lots of tears as we saw the return. many of them are unhappy because they just don't want the remains of their loved one. they don't know specifically whether it was their family members. they don't want them to be in a museum that they paid $24 to get into. they don't want them seven stories down or in an area on a known floodplain or which is flooded. charles wolf is a family member. he has been speaking for the families, take a listen. >> officials apologised. i give them credit for that. they need to go back and talk to
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predecessors and figure out how to do things right. >> that was not the first question. well, what the families are calling for is a vote. they say that they've had an informal poll among themselves. 300 were polled of that 95% wanted the remain to be held referenceren shall in a church above grouped where the museum is. not all the way down there. the city says "we are in charge of the remains", we consulted the family members that sit on the 9/11 board, and this is what has been deemed. for now, family members who are unhappy, they'll boycott the museum after it opens and they won't go through until they get what they want, family member remains more reference shall where they are as of this minute. even floors down at ground zero. >> john terrett join us live.
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they escaped death dodging a landslide that killed thousands of people. struggling to survive the fight for food after catastrophe in afghanistan. plus, a tragic accident in mid air. the search for people after a hot air balloon goes up in flames. >> coming up, the streets of the windy city covered with eyes in the skies. trafg cameras - looking for more from drivers.
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veterans in arizona took their complaints to john mccain. it happened at a forum - he heard from veterans and family members about problems with health care hospitals. >> it took months for them to see him. they wouldn't call us back... >> john mccain told the crowd that arizona was not alone, saying that reports of va
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problems are surfacing all across the country. >> throughout the va system, at least in a number of other facilities, we are hearing reports of atlanta, colorado, california - a number of other va facilities where the same kind of scandalous procedures are being pursued. >> john mccain said there's no doubt the system was broken and vowed to get answers after three executives of the veteran hospital in phoenix were placed on administrative leave. this week an audit was ordered on access to care at all va centres. good evening, welcome back, i'm morgan radford. in a moment - one of america's monitored cities getting more surveillance cameras first,
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eboni deon, meteorologist. it will be warm. upper '70s, and low '80s. albany '76. around boston, we'll hit 77 degrees. in the midwest we feel the temperatures on the reez. fargo, up to 68. the gold spot is around thunder bay, around 50 for you and chicago in the 70s. widespread 80s across the south-east, close to 90 degrees in arlington. central areas will be hotter. if you plan on staying in here, watch out for the chance of showers and storms. across the west, hot temperatures, 93 in phoenix. 86 in las vegas. notice the shift in numbers. we are expecting rain. with all the moisture in place
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coming in from the gulf of mexico. we'll see temperatures taking a tumble and showers expected on mother's day. 39 degrees. a cooler day is expected across the interior west and iraqis. >> thank you so much. three canadian teens are facing charges following an having into so-called swatting incidents. investigators say the pranks targeted subjects in ontario, and several states such as california and florida. they face as many as 50 charges for using a telephone or computer to target a shopping center, two private homes and a school. swatting is when a caller tricks a 9/11 dispatcher into sending an emergency response team based on a false report. chicago is one of the most dangerous cities in america. it's about to become the most monitored. it had civil libertarians.
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john hendren explained thousands of traffic call recess were installed. >> reporter: in the windy city big brother was better than ever. cameras are doing double duty, catching red light runners and performing surveillance. >> we don't know if we are tracking a terrorist or someone else, someone who we don't like because of their political views. are we tracking that person was they are an attractive person. >> chicago is among the most-watched cities. they have to be replaced with new models, panning 360 degrees. >> how do you feel. >> violated. >> traffic cameras are nothing new. you can walk from one end of downtown to another without being out of range. >> what is new is they can pivot to follow an individual or zoom
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in for a positive id. critics say it's too much information. >> imagine if a person takes a walk and stops for a political meeting and stops to see their therapist or someone with whom they are in a romantic relationship, that they are not married too. >> inside the building police and emergency management can watch the cameras with 24,000 others. from plane and bus stops. private office buildings. all networked together in a web of constant surveillance. >> it's a little scary, yes, to know someone is watching me at all times, i guess. >> authorities say cameras like these help capture suspects. >> i feel safer with the cameras. >> they capture the mundane acts of every day life. >> see the bulk. that's a traffic camera. >> wow. >> does that bother you?
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>> yes. >> no problems. >> city officials did not discuss what and who was being troped. >> the only time this mayor addressed it was when he was found going through red lights. there are few laws, what they are, who watches whom, when and how, only the workers in this building know for sure. there within more than 100 murders in chicago since the beginning of this year. a ceasefire in ha violent place. we are live in south africa with a breakthrough on the crisis in south sudan. this cute little girl had a rare illness that will most probably take her life. the treatment that could save her costs millions. her parents are hoping that this
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video could be the answer to her prayers. we speak to them live after the
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break. good morning to you. welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live in new york city. >> secretary of state john kerry is welcoming the news of a peace agreement between rival leaders in south sudan. president and rebel commander riek machar agreed to a peace agreement. it calls for a truce and the creation of a transitional government. both sides agreed to a ceasefire in january. the deal fell apart. john kerry, who met last week called it a breakthrough. we are joined by the ethiopia capital with more on the ceasefire. thank you mohammed for being
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with us. what do we know about the agreement? >> the agreement not only talks about the ceasefire that comes in effect, but the established of a transitional government of national unit yich. that only brings the parties in the parties in south sudan, but beyond them, the political parties and entities in south sudan. after four months of peace talks that did not accept a ceasefire abused after three days in existence. mediators thought it was time to bring salva kiir and jason shamatutu -- and riek machar face to face. >> reporter: it's the first time they have met. after a day of talks and
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consultations with mediators and representatives from international community they reached an agreement. a deal that the two men would issue orders for troops to end combat and allow humanitarian aid. a cease fire would be worked on before negotiations of the formation of national unity. >> by signing this agreement today - and sending the signal that this conflict must be ended peacefully. i hope the other side will also be serious. >> president salva kiir did not leave room for doubt on who was in charge. >> i am the president of south , and will always remain in that position at the president. the leader of that country.
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>> the body language of the two men had many worried. there were no handshakes, or looks. this warning was issued. >> make no smack, the region and international community will not sit ideally by. >> if it holds, this is an agreement that the people of south sudan have been facing for the past five months. it's a looming crisis under human rights violations leading to pressure applied on parts in the south sudan conflict to come to an agreement. the conflict left thousands dead, and one million homeless. the u.n. accused both sides of crimes against humanity, including mass killings and gun rape. the hope is that the latest deal
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will end the spiral of the violence that has engulfed a nation. >> reporter: now, the mediators feel it's a step in the right direction. it's not going be an end in itself. there's a lot more negotiations that had to be done on, first of all, how to form the national government, which is supposed to lead sudan, not only in drafting a new constitution for the nation, but in elections where new leaders will be elected in the future. >> new constitution and elections. thank you for being was. >> it's been more than a week since a landslide buried a village in north-eastern afghanistan. griefstricken and frustrated villages say the humanitarian
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camps are chaos. fights have broken out. donations have been piling up at warehouses because of the confusion. >> life is not getting easier for survivors of the landslide. they have had to live rough, in tents, and struggled to get food to eat. the weather turned, making the camp a cold and muddy mess. this man lost everything, and this is the first hot meal he and his family had in days. >> translation: we survived the disaster by the grace of god. we need help from the government. they make us promises, but problems are getting worse. i worry if it rains again, we'll die. >> concerns are shared by many, the consistent problem of poor
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aid distribution added to the misery. this is a police officer, responsible for keeping supplies meant for survivors safe. >> this aid was found on someone that shouldn't have had it. we are doing our level to prevent people from other areas. it is not easy. >> after speaking people shoved each other for survives. >> reporter: time and again we see scuffles, people fighting over whatever aid they can get. it underscores how chaotic the delivers are for people that badly need it. >> they were not able to keep the aid safe. a group of men got old of it and fought each other for supplies. this is the governor of badakhshan. he estimates more that 2,000 lost their lies, international
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aid agency suggests say it's likely closer to 250. whatever the case, thousands are homeless in need. >> this is a challenging situation. it's a difficult task. god willing we will help these people and make their lives better. >> few are convinced. >> rm the search for two missing new jersey boys erpded after they were -- ended after they were found safely in south carolina. they were allegedly abducted from school by their father, hours after their mother was found stabbed to death. once found they were taken to a relative's home. an amber alert for the boys was cancel. >> three people are missing after a hot air ball oop
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captured fire happening at a festival in central virginia where a pilot and two passengers were on board. police planned to search for the wreckage. efforts were complicated by the threat of storms. >> talk about a close call, the f.a.a. revealing details about a collision between a jet and an unmanned drone. a small remotely piloted aircraft almost hit a commercial plane in march. >> the airplane pilot said it was so close he was sure he collided with it. thankfully inspection to the airliner found no damage. >> investigators don't know if it was civilian or government owned. the f.a.a. are working hard to create a safe space for the drone and commercial jets to
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operate. on the high schools of a cav jal state law going into -- controversial state law going into effect, it's the religious freedom act. it's meant to protect religion. the lgpt community says it's a way to discriminate against them. >> reporter: jocelyn and carla are happily married, living in jackson mississippi. >> federally i'm married. state wise i'm single. >> they have two biological daughters. mississippi doesn't recognise them as a couple. >> i'm told i'm going to hell. >> they are worried they'll have fewer rights after july the 1st. when the mississippi restoration act goes in effect. the law protects evidence from mississippi laws that may violate their right to practice their faith. critics say it ops
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the door to discriminating against gays. >> i think we are governed by people that don't represent us. >> we reached out to lawmakers. no one responded to requests on camera. we did get hold of andy gibson on phone. >> reporter: in order to tell the story fairly we need law makers on camera to talk about this. it's hard to tell thx. >> yes, have you a job. we are not there until january. >> can i ask you one more question: are your - are you views antigay and lesbian. what is your take. >> i'm not sure sure what you are asking me, am i anti--ie --
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>> are you antigay and lesbian. i don't know where that is coming from. i don't know how to answer that question, except to say i don't believe in that lifestyle. >> mississippi lawmakers are facing opposition to the law, from some business openers. mitchell moore, owning a bakery in jackson started a support campaign with a message - if you are buying, we are selling. >> straight gay, christian atheists, they are business owners, and they are saying we support you as well. >> the fight for equality has on just begin. >> i think we are standing up more than we have. >> liberals, progressive people. african-americans. l.g.b.t. people.
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everyone. >>. >> reporter: several cops are planning to sue because of this law. if equality can happen in mississippi, it's a good thing for gays and lesbians across america. >> gay rights activists plan to protest when the gore speaks at graduation for the university of mississippi. speaking of gay marriage, a state judge ruled arkansas's ban on state marriage is unconstitutional. a stay was not issued, so the ruling could go into effect immediately. the attorney-general plans to appeal and ask for a stay. 17 states and the district of columbia allow for same-sex marriages. today al jazeera takes a look at the cost of getting older. older americans struggle financially and when you factor in the cost of health care most find themselves pinching every penny.
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we caught up with a couple in texas to find out how they make ends meet. >> 10 children, 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. >> here is what 50 years of marriage looks like. and this, too, is what 50 years of marriage looks like. >> he had colon cancer, quadruple bypass, he's a kidney patient, had two knee replacements, back surgery. >> this day for 71-year-old brenda barnes mirrors every day, caring for her husband. >> he's on 10 medications. >> he was in good health until 2010, when he suffered a heart attack, forcing his wife into retirement and the couple into financial straits. the barnes received food stamps and social security. it brings in under $1700 a
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month. >> it pays for the rent, the light bill. two telephone bills, gas, credit cards and the things we are involved with at our church and doctor bills. >> and medications the as we were in their apartment brepda had to cancel an appointment for levy to get his teeth killed. they can't afford it. >> no, jesus, just scratch it, mun -- honey. bans says their kids at times give what they can. they are stressed financially as well. >> you have to be studious, and i compare pricing. >> keeping tabs on where every dollar goes. it's not how brenda imagined her golden years would be. >> we travelled around the
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world. we fook cruises. in order to do that you need money. >> they both had to come to determines with the harsh reality. our series about caring for the elderly continues later today. coming up at 4:00 pm, we meet modern day golden girls who became room mates to split costs. a viral video may be the key to a cure for a 4 year-old girl with a rare disease. >> if the money doesn't come in time she'll stop speaking within six months. she will stop walking within pt next two years. stop being able to feed herself in the next three to four years and develop seizures, movement disorders, experience a lot of pain and suffering, and then she'll die. >> elaysao neil is suffering from a terminable disease.
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her presents are hoping to raise enough to pay for pa $2.5 million gene therapy trial in a hospital in ohio. it is a meta bollic disorders that makes the body unable to break down sugar molecules, occurring in one in 70,000 births. symptoms appear between the gauge of two and six. and the average life expectationansy is 15-20 years. joining us is glen and dr cara o'feel from columbia south carolina. thank you for being with us. did you expect in your wildest dreams to raise this much money? >> thank you for having us. no, is the answer. we set out with goals to misunderstand raise towards the trial. we were doing well, $250,000.
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it was raised over seven months, back in august. starting in august. but this last month there's no way we could have expected this video was going to, you know have people respond the way it has. it's unexpected and fills us with so much more hope and inspiration. >> were you surprised by the outpouring of support? >> how could you expect such a thing. i mean, you hope for something miraculous like what is happen. it's hard to imagine that it would happen. there's so many amazing comments and calling and writing letters, that they are saying they felt called to action, that they were so moved by watching the video and the story. it's so strengthening to us.
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>> speaking of action, if alicia goes untreated, how quick cli can the disease progress? >> she already has difficulty with her learning. she is still gaping skills which we are thankful for. most children, you know, are not having functional speech by five or six years of age. we know from studies done in the past, that she's at the peak of her development, when you look at it in general. we are at the top of a roller-coaster, and time is critical. >> what symptoms is alicia showing? >> alicia has high activity level, and she has speech delay and fine motor delay. she sings, runs, climbs, dances.
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and communicates very well with us. she is behind what other 4-year-olds would be doing. let's back up. how did you two discover that she had this disease? >> well, whe a wonderful childcare, you know, preschool programme that really was aware that he was not maybe keeping up at the same pace as the other children in or glass room and that prompted us to get some developmental testing. one led to another. many are misdiagnosed for years as autism and don't know the - families don't know the cause of what is going on. >> even with the money raised, the drug costs 2.5 million.
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is this enough. >> we are continuing. what happened is the video is the is a complex story and treatment. it basically tells our story in a personal way, that people around the world have been able to relate to. so, you know, we continue the drive forward, we continue the traditional grass routes fundraising. we have golf tournaments. we go out into awareness campaigns. we feel like if we continue pushing onwards, we can get to the 2.5 million with help in around the world. >> in is there no other funding. . >> so i got into rare disease and now nothing of this. there's not a lot of money in
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rare disease. it's not a big money maker, we don't see pharmaceutical companies or grants coming in to help fund this, and without any other sfunding source -- funding source, when it's your child's life on the line it's basically up to the parents to raise the money. you are the voice and the advocate for your child and other children like her. you know, we are not going to - we are not doing to stop until there's a good outcome. >> and you shouldn't. our thoughts are with you. parents of 4-year-old alicia, thank you for sharing your story. >> if you would like to contribute or watch the video go to the website. it could be the most famous
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base clarinet in the history of the base clarin et cetera. [ ♪ music ]. >> this is a very special horn. the colorado symphony bringing "fantasia it life. muss, it went up in flames during the conflict of the 1990s, but now bosnia's national library reopened. see what it looks like 20 years after a deadly civil war.
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(♪) let the party continue. over 100 elephants are dazzled and decorated for a show in india. it's part of one of the most
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popular temple festivals in the country. all the ornaments worn by the elephants are hand-crafted by locality artisans. welcome back to al jazeera america. the original horn that played the line from "fantasia", first the forecast with meteorologist, eboni deon. >> plenty of moisture streaming up the coast of mexico. taking its time, pressing to the east. a lot of the rain has been moving across the south-east. birmingham, along i 20. you'll run into some of that, and along i-10. it's been a messy go. clouds, lots of moisture and fog. in the west we'll watch the next
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storm system bringing snow into the rockies. >> a victory for sare yea i'vo as it reclaims its past. he reopened the reconstructed national library destroyed during the boss ni scrn war. is represents a fictry of life over death. boss ni job serb gunners targeted the library, almost burning it to the ground. the structure dates back to 1896 housing 2 million books, scripts and photographs. 300,000 were spared from the flames. >> a fitting tribute to the disney classic "fantasia", the original base clarinet used to record "the sourcerer's apprentice" is being used again. we explain how it's used by the colorado symphony.
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>> it's an iconic moment of music magic. mickey mouse brings a broom to life and puts it to work. bouncing along on the most famous base clarinet riff ever played. [ ♪ music ] >> when colorado symphony clarinettist hits the notes, he is making those notes on a piece of history. >> these were manufactured in 1935, purchased by leon lester, playing for the orchestra in 1936. >> leon lester played the base clar in et on the original sound track with the philadelphia orchestra. don ambler became the second
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owner. >> leon was going to sell the instrument. he wanted an audition process. leon was careful, he won the audition and purchased the implements. amber was a man devoted to his craft and hundreds of students. when he passed away last year stevens and others gathered to remember their beloved men tomorrow. >> i had no idea that the last thing on the eaching, the event was don's base, was prevented to me -- presented to me. i was floored and it was emotional. it's like there's an entity in here, and you need to bring it out. >> you mention you think about don every time you play it.
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>> every time. all my other teachers passed away. i believe that, you know, we honour them by doing what they love to do. >> don ambler died a year ago friday. his legacy moved on through the instrument and student and the music it makes for all of us. >> that will do it for this edition of al jazeera. i'm madison square garden, have a great rest of your mourning. -- of your morning. sh
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